July 25, 2011

ADHD & Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table

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A new study reveals the stress levels of parents whose kids have ADHD are elevated relative to parents of non ADHD children. Really?! We needed a scientific study to prove that? Well okay. If you really want a resource to help you understand what your child is going through, check out ADHD & Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table. It's written by a young man who has ADHD and he chronicles his successes and challenges throughout his childhood and teen years. Best of all, he becomes a successful articulate young man. He is an inspiration to parents and children alike.

See ADHD, autism spectrum disorders.

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July 12, 2011

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library)

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Vaccinations: do you or don't you? Do you split them up or refuse them altogether? In recent years, there has been plenty of controversy around this issue. Thanks to Dr. Sears, you can arm yourself with some great insight on this rite of passage through infancy. The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library) discusses each vaccine within its own chapter and gives pros and cons for each. If you would like to split up your infant's vaccines, Dr. Sears even suggests a schedule to follow. Best of all, this book is a tool that will empower you as a patient and a parent.

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June 13, 2011

Just Me and My Dad

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In these economic times, it can be hard to pick a memorable Father's Day Gift. High tech gifts and sports equipment seem to be advertised everywhere. For a family on a budget, these gifts may seem out of reach. Don't worry about it. You don't have to leave your special dad empty handed this Father's Day. A simple gift like this book, Just Me and My Dad will help create memories of special quiet time for years to come.


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If you really want to create a keepsake gift, there is no substitute for a favorite picture in a frame. This adorable frame features a lion and lamb together. It holds a 3.5x5 inch picture and is perfect for a mantle, desk top, or bedside table. It's sturdy enough for shipping if your special dad is far away on his special day.

See Father's Day gifts on a budget.

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June 9, 2011

Go the F**k to Sleep

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Father's Day is right around the corner and this book is a perfect gift. There isn't a parent who can't relate to Go the F**k to Sleep. Many have even yelled these words in their head. This hilarious poem about the difficulties of a night time ritual will help even the most overwhelmed parent laugh at their situation. As parents, we take everything so seriously, this book will provide some much needed levity to a stressful time of the day. I'm not saying you will learn to love the craziness of bedtime, but at least you will know other parents are going through the same thing.

See infant bedtime, toddler bedtime.

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April 17, 2011

Countdown to Earth Day

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As we approach Earth Day, it is a good time to look around and find little ways we can be a little "greener." You can start by looking at what you are using to bathe your little one. You would be surprised to see what ingredients we rub into our baby's skin and then wash down the drain. Products like Earth Friendly Baby Organic Shampoo/Bodywash are a perfect way to introduce small changes to your routine. It is not tested on animals and has no petroluem based ingredients.

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After the bath, you can cuddle up and share the story of Earth Day with your baby. You probably have a Little Critter story already on your bookshelf. Now you can add, It's Earth Day! to your collection. It's never to early to start reading to your baby. You can bond over reading and saving the planet. Now that is a full day!

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April 14, 2011

The Best Way to Save for College - A Complete Guide to 529 Plans,

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If you think the national debt is getting out of control, then you really don't want to see college tuition projections. There is no reason to panic. There are plenty of resources and books to help you get started saving for the future. The Best Way to Save for College - A Complete Guide to 529 Plans, 2009 provides an overview of the 529 options available to you. It also discusses other savings vehicles available and how they stack up against the 529 option. There's even a reference section that consists of a state by state comparison of each plan so you can decide which one works best for you. It's never too late to get started. You and your baby will be glad you did.

See college tuition, planning for college, 529 plans by state.

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April 6, 2011

Diary of a Worm

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Earth is coming up on April 22. You can celebrate in so many ways, but I like to celebrate by reading this book to my kids. Diary of a Worm is a great way to introduce your child to the critters who also live on this Earth. It's never too soon to start reading to your little one and building up their little library.

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March 23, 2011

Countdown to World Autism Day

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April 2 is World Autism Day. I love this day. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I find it is important to find ways to celebrate any victory. There have been so many advancements in autism research, but there is no reason to slow down. Autistic children can achieve great things. Temple Grandin has been in the media a lot lately. She is an internationally known scientist who didn't speak until she was four. It's so important to find the right resources too. If you are looking for guidance you can start with 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's for ideas to engage an autistic child.

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Take some time to thank a teacher who has made a difference in your child's life. These baseball tees are a great reminder of what really matters. Good teachers do make a difference.

If you are looking for more information on autism or World Autism Day, check out WorldAutismDay.org.

See autism, aspergers, PDD, early intervention.

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February 25, 2011

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

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If you are a teacher, caregiver or parent to a child with autism, it is important to keep trying new ways to reach the child. Thankfully, there has been a huge increase in research over the past several decades and we know so much more about the treatment of this disorder than we did just one generation ago. However, there is still so much to learn and the best teachers are often the children themselves. Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew is a book that can help you. It summarizes the basic features of the autistic child without over simplification. Behaviors are explained and strategies are shared. Most importantly, you feel empowered to help your child and encourage them on this journey. You will learn something and you can say, now I know.

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February 11, 2011

Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from your Baby-in-Waiting

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"So, how did that baby get in your belly?" It's the dreaded question for every parent who has a curious child waiting for a new baby brother or sister. Instead of stammering and sweating while trying to come up with a G rated response, you can just read this story book to your little one. Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from your Baby-in-Waiting (Picture Book) is a great way to explain a pending childbirth in a fun and appropriate way that's easy for children to understand. Expectant parents will even love it. It's a great shower gift too.

See new baby, sibling preparation.

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